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Fadumo Dayib: Could This Woman Be Somalia’s First Female President?

Fadumo Dayib is in the running to become Somalia's first female president. She has led an extraordinary life: born in a refugee camp in Kenya, being forced back to Somalia and then having to [...]

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What You Need to Know About the Upcoming Somalia Elections

All eyes are on Somalia as the country prepares to elect a new president in an indirect election set for 30 November 2016. After numerous postponements, voting for members of parliament, who will, in [...]

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#1 – The Pentagon Gets It Wrong In Somalia

An American drone strike thought to have struck Islamist militants in Somalia actually killed 10 members of a regional force allied with the United States. Read More >> Source: Washington Post

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#4 – There’s Fighting In Somalia And The Ink Hasn’t Even Dried On The Ceasefire Pact

Fighters from Galmudug and Puntland clashed on Sunday in the town of Galkayo, which straddles their common border and is divided under the control of rival clan militias, a week after the truce was reached. [...]

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#2 – Journalist Arrested For Doing His Job In Somalia

Al Jazeera journalist Hamza Mohamed has been detained by Somali security agents in the capital Mogadishu. Mohamed, a British national, was arrested on Tuesday afternoon along with a driver, fixer and cameraman. Read More >> [...]

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#6 – Somalia Wants The U.S. To Explain Deadly Airstrike

"The cabinet requests the US government give a clear explanation about the attack its planes carried out on the Galmudug forces." Read More >> Source: Al Jazeera

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#7 – The State Of Somalia’s Democracy

The U.N. Assistance Mission in Somalia and the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, have documented widespread violations in Somalia against journalists, human rights defenders and political leaders, including numerous killings, arbitrary [...]

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#1 – Siege At A Somali Restaurant

Somali security forces say they have ended a deadly siege of a beach-front restaurant in the capital. At least seven people were killed in the attack along with two assailants, the siege ended just before [...]

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#8 – Perhaps Somalia Needs A Feminine Touch

Fadumo Dayib is the first woman to run for president of Somalia. And she has some pretty high expectations of what she would like to achieve if she’s elected president of a country that’s faced [...]

  • somali female presidential candidate

#3 – Perhaps Somalia Needs A Feminine Touch

Fadumo Dayib is the first woman to run for president of Somalia. And she has some pretty high expectations of what she would like to achieve if she’s elected president of a country that’s faced [...]